Festivals and Events
SAALBACH HINTERGLEMM: Biker Mania, biker meet up, through June 10.
VIENNA: Danube Island Festival, outdoors, with free entry, June 22-24.
KLAGENFURT: Ironman competition, Europe’s largest triathlon, July 1.
SALZBURG: SommerSzene, festival of dance, performance and film, July 5-15.
LINZ: Pflasterspektakel, international street art festival, July 19-21.
WATERLOO: Napoleonic Bivouacs and Empire Market, June 16-17.
BRUSSELS: Colour Café, Caribbean, African and Latin American concerts, Tour & Taxis, June 29-July 1.
NAMUR: Verdur Rock Festival, free contemporary music festival, June 30.
LIÈGE: Tour de France begins, stage 1 Liège-Seraing July 1 and Visé-Tournai, July 2.
BRUSSELS: Ommegang Pageant, July 3 and 5.
BRUGGE: Triple Days, festival on market square, July 19-21.
PRAGUE: Fringe Festival, comedy, theater and music, Mala Strana, through June 9.
BRNO: Festival at Spilberk Castle, June 8-10.
PRAGUE: Museum night, June 9.
PRAGUE: United Islands, international music festival, June 21-23.
CESKY KRUMLOV: Medieval Festival of the Five-Petalled Rose, June 22-24.
PRAGUE: Folklore Days, July 26-29.
COUNTRYWIDE: Olympic Torch Relay, through July 27, passes through Cambridge area July 7-8.
MEDWAY, KENT: Dickens Festival, historic Rochester, June 8-10.
PETERBOROUGH: Dragon Boat Festival, June 9.
LONDON: Trooping the Colour, queen’s birthday ceremony, The Mall, June 16.
THE GLEBE, BOWNESS-ON-WINDER-MERE: Les Commandos Percu — On the Night Shift, percussion and pyrotechnics, June 21.
LONDON: Taste of London, city’s best restaurants set up in Regent’s Park, tickets needed, June 21-24.
LIVERPOOL: Africa Oyé, African music and culture, Sefton Park, June 23-24.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON: River Festival, June 30-July 1.
OXFORD: Alice in Wonderland 150th anniversary celebrations, July 7.
MANCHESTER: Manchester Mega Mela, festival of South Asian culture at Platt Fields Park, July 14-15.
METZ: Flea market in Metz Expo, June 16.
COUNTRYWIDE: Fete de la Musique, free concerts, June 21.
VERSAILLES: Royal fireworks on the Grand Canal, June 22, 28 and 29 and July 5-6.
BORDEAUX: Bordeaux Wine Festival, June 28-July 1.
ST. MALO: Tall Ships in port, July 5-8.
WETZLAR: Hessen Days, concerts and entertainment, through June 10.
BONN: Museum Mile Fest, through June 10.
FRANKFURT: Rose and Light Festival at Palmengarten, June 7-10; music and dance in gardens by candlelight June 9.
BONN: Hot Air Balloon Festival, Rheinauen Park, June 8-10.
KASSEL: (d)OCUMENTA(13), contemporary art exhibition, June 9-Sept. 16.
FRANKFURT: Schweizer Strassenfest, June 16.
AMBERG: Old town fest, June 16-17.
MUNICH: City Foundation Festival, June 16-17.
KONSTANZ: International flea market, June 16-17.
FRANKFURT-HÖCHST: Castle festival, June 16-July 9.
FRANKFURT: Opera Place Fest, June 20-29.
BAD DÜRKHEIM: Wine fest, Römerkelter, June 22-25.
IDAR-OBERSTEIN: Spiessbratenfest, Festplatz Vollmersbach, June 22-26.
FRANKFURT: Parade of Cultures, Innenstadt, June 23.
GRAINAU: Sommersonnenwende, hills alight with bonfires, June 23.
MUNICH: Tollwood music festival, Olympiapark, June 29-July 24.
FREIBURG: Wine fest, Münsterplatz, July 5-10.
STUTTGART: Jazz Open, July 5-14.
BADEN-BADEN: Summer Nights, open air party with culinary treats and live music, in front of the Kurhaus, July 6-8.
BAYREUTH: City street festival, live music and a “beer street,” July 6-8.
COLOGNE: Summer Jam Festival, Reggae Festival at the Fühlinger See, July 6-8.
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN: BMW motorcycle days, July 6-8.
KAISERSLAUTERN: Old Town Fest, July 6-8.
ULM: International Danube Festival, crafts and culinary treats along the Danube, July 6-15.
WÜRZBURG: Kiliani Volksfest, July 6-22.
SCHWEINFURT: Honky Tonk Festival, July 7.
MUNICH: Klassik am Odeonsplatz, classical open air concerts, by ticket only, July 7-8.
ALSÓÖRS: Harley Davidson Open Road Fest, through June 10.
BUDAPEST: Gourmet Days, Millenáris Park, through June10.
BUDAPEST: Danube Carnival, multicultural festival of folk and contemporary dance and music, June 9-17.
DUBLIN: Eat My Shorts, free festival of short film at The Bernard Shaw, June 9.
DUBLIN: Taste of Dublin, food festival in Iveagh Gardens, June 14-17.
CORK: Midsummer Festival, June 21-July 1.
GALWAY: Volvo Ocean Race, June 30-July 8.
GALWAY: Arts Festival, July 16-19.
DUBLIN: Street Performance World Championships, July 19-22.
ROME: Chamber Music Festival, June 10-14.
SAN GIMIGNANO: Medieval Festival, June 15-17.
GENZANO DI ROMA: Infiorata, flower carpet, June 16-18.
ROME: Fantafestival, showings of science fiction, horror and thrillers, June 18-July 1.
FLORENCE: Calcio Historico, historical football match in Piazza Santa Croce, June 24.
SPOLETO: Festival of Two Worlds, opera, dance, music and theater, June 29-July 15.
ISCHIA: Film Festival, June 30-July 7.
SIENA: Palio, July 2 and Aug. 16.
FLORENCE: Mercantia, international street performer festival, July 11-15.
CITY: Eve of National Day, with torchlight tattoo at 10 p.m.; fireworks in the Petrusse Valley; concerts and DJs, June 22. Official ceremonies and military parade June 23.
CITY: Blues’n Jazz Rallye, open air music festival, July 21.
WELLENSTEIN: Kirmes, folklore festival, July 27-29.
AMSTERDAM: World Press Photo Exhibition, Oude Kerk, through June 17.
SCHEVENINGEN: Sand Sculpture Festival, through June 27.
VENLO: Floriade 2012 World Horticultural Expo, through Oct. 7.
AMSTERDAM: Open Garden Days, private gardens open to public, June 15-17.
AMSTERDAM: Nuit Blanche, night festival of arts and culture, June 16.
AMSTERDAM: International Theatre School Festival, showcases new talent, June 21-28.
AMSTERDAM: Julidans, international modern dance festival, July 3-14.
AMSTERDAM: Roots Festival, July 5-8.
MAASTRICHT: Kadefeesten, festival with local artists on the banks of the Meuse, July 27-28.
BELFAST: Land of Giants, arts and shows on the Titanic slipway, June 30.
LISBON: Volvo Ocean Race, first European stopover in international regatta, through June 10.
LISBON: Festivities of Lisbon, music and dance in the old neighborhoods, through June 30.
MADEIRA: Atlantic Festival, June 9-30.
CASCAIS: European H.O.G. Rally, Harley Davidson motorcycle fest, June 14-17.
LISBON: Tall ships in port, July 19-22.
GLASGOW: West End Festival, through June 24.
EDINBURGH: International Film Festival, June 20-July 1.
DUNDEE: Blues Bonanza, free music festival, June 29-July 1.
EDINBURGH: CAMRA Scottish Real Ale Festival, Corn Exchange, June 28-30.
STONEHAVEN: Folk festival, July 5-8.
PERTH: Southern Fried Festival, celebrates American roots music, July 27-29.
MARBELLA: Feria de San Bernabé, through June 11.
MADRID: Suma Flamenca, flamenco festival, through June 30.
CÓRDOBA: International Sephardi Music Festival, June 19-23.
MARBELLA: Art Festival, June 21-24.
GRANADA: International Festival of Music and Dance, June 22-July 8.
MADRID: Festival of San Juan, Retiro area of city, bonfires to celebrate shortest night of the year, June 23.
LANJARÓN: Fiesta del Agua y del Jamón, water fight at midnight, June 23.
HARO: Battle of the Wine, June 29.
BURGOS: International Folk Festival, July 12-16.
CADIZ: Tall Ships in port, July 26-29.
BASEL: Art Basel, international modern and contemporary art show,June 14-17.
GENEVA: Fete de la Musique, June 17-19.
GRUYÈRES: St. John’s Day Medieval and Baroque Festival, June 23-24.
MONTREUX: Jazz Festival, June 29-July 14.
ZURICH: Caliente, Latin American culture and music festival, July 6-8.
BASEL: Tattoo, July 13-21.